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Finely Spun Prominence Eruption

by NASA

Published October 8, 2010
Topics What -- Sun


This eruptive prominence lifted off from the Sun (Sept. 15, 2010) and shows off the strands of plasma in exquisite detail. SDO caught the action in extreme ultraviolet light. Prominences are cooler clouds of gases suspended above the Sun by often unstable magnetic forces. Their eruptions are fairly common, but this one was larger and clearer to see than most.


Identifier 487369main_week26-prom-erupt-orig
Filename 487369main_week26-prom-erupt-orig_full.jpg
Creator NASA
Date 2010-10-08
Mediatype image
Rights Public Domain
Source http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/487369main_week26-prom-erupt-orig_full.jpg
Year 2010
Publicdate 2010-12-23 00:37:06
Addeddate 2010-12-23 00:37:06

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